Valerie Hope Connor
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Évariste Galois was a young French mathematician from the nineteenth century. While Abel had already proven the insolubility of the quintic, Galois set out to answer the more delicate question of whether it is possible to solve a given polynomial equation of degree five or higher by radicals. By studying the masters, Galois was able to approach this problem with unprecedented ingenuity. We, too, can learn from Galois by studying how he thought about and approached this problem.
George E. Todd
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Stander Symposium project, College of Arts and Sciences
"The Life and Work of Mathematician Évariste Galois" (2022). Stander Symposium Projects. 2533.